It may help to understand some remarks in these minutes by remembering that these meetings took place at the end of the Utah War, and that thousands of people from the northern parts of Utah had evacuated to the area south of Provo, including Spanish Fork, while waiting to learn what the federal troops would do.
23 May 1858
Meeting at the Bowery called to order By Bp Butler. Singing by the quoir. Prayer By elder J.S. Fullmer.
Bishop Butler arose and spoke on the necessity of taking care of the stock that the grain may be preserved and exhorted the Brethren to carry out the council from the Authorities that are placed over us.
Bro Coltrin spoke on the same subject and exhorted the Brethren of the High Priests quorum to attend to their stock and set an example for others to follow.
Bro J M Chidester spoke on the same subject and exhorted the Brethren of the seventies to carry out the counsel of the Bishop in regard to their stock.
Bro Dorrity spoke on the same subject. Told the Brethren if they did not take care of their stock and Keep them from off the grain they would not receive the Blessings that god has in store for them. And that the day would soon come when they would need the grain that they let their cattle destroy.
Bro Bro Shinler spoke on the subject of taking care of stock also in regard to young men and women racing about the streets at night. Recommended Mothers to take care of their daughters after night, &c.
Benediction by A K Thurber.
2 Oclock PM meeting called to order by Bp Butler. Singing by the quoir prayer by Bro Shirtliff
Prest John Young being present arose and spoke on the relationship of Spiritual and temporal Salvation that a man need not expect a Spiritual Salvation without a temporal one.
Sacriment of the Lords supper administered
Benediction By J M Chidester.
6 June 1858
Bowery Sunday June 6th 1858 10 Oclock A.M. Meeting called to order By Bp Butler. Singing by the choir. Prayer By Z Coltrin.
Bro Ashby arose and addressed the people on the first principles of the gospel.
Benediction By A K Thurber.
2 Oclock P.M. Meeting called to order By A K Thurber singing by the quoir prayer by C A Davis.
Bro John Lewis arose and spoke on the gathering from the dif[f][erent nations of the earth also on obedience. Sacriment administered
Benediction by Bishop Butler
13 June 1858
Bowery Sunday June 13th 1858 10 Oclock A.M. Meeting Called to order by Z Coltrin. Singing by the quoir. Prayer By Geo Babcock.
Bro Phinehas Richards arose and exhorted the Brethren to do as they would like to be done by. Spoke also on the government of families &c.
Bro Coltrin followed and spoke on the subject of obeying counsel that a mans duty is to do as he is told and ask no questions
Benediction By A K Thurber.
2 O-clock P.M. meeting called to order By Geo W. Wilkins. Singing by the quoir. Prayer by Geo W. Wilkins.
Bishop Butler spoke on the government of families &c.
Bro Lewis spoke on apostacy.
Bro Richards spoke on obeying Counsel &c.
Benediction by John S. Fuller
20 June 1858
Bowery 10 Oclock A.M. meeting called to order By A K Thurber Singing by the Quoir Prayer by Z Coltrin
Bro Hyde of the quorum of the Twelve arose and spoke of the reformation but many were getting Col said that many had not made restoration sufficient which was the reason of the coldness that is among you. Spoke also on women leaving their husbands. Said if they Broke their covenants they could not enjoy the spirit of God. And exhorted both men and women to be cautious and warned the sisters to not sell their Butter to the soldiers for a mere trifle but to get a good price for it.
Benediction by A K Thurber
2 Oclock P.M. meeting called to order by A K Thurber. Singing by the quoir Prayer by Levi W. Hancock
Bro Hyde addressed the congregation on domestic manufactory.
Benediction by O. Hyde.
27 June 1858
Bowery Sunday morning 10 Oclock. Meeting Called to order By Bishop Butler Sin[g]ing by the quoir. Prayer By Bishop Butler.
Bro Pace arose and gave an Account of his mission to England said many of the saints in that country would give all they possessed to be here in the vallies and exhorted the Brethren to donate to the P E Fund that the Brethren & sisters in the old Countries might gather.
Bro Enoch Reese followed on the same subject and gave an interesting account of his travels in Europe while on his mission
Benediction by Prst J Young.
2 Oclock P.M. meeting called to order by A K Thurber singing by the quoir prayer by J.M. Chidester
Bro J W Berry being called upon arose and said he felt happy to arise in the midst of the saints of Spanish Fork. I have been absent a little over fourteen months and had learned more in that time than he had in ten years. Gave a verry interesting account of his travels with the hand cart while crossing the plains also while in England and exhorted all that could to Assist their friends from the old Country for the saints wanted to get out
Bro Draper made his report of the mission to Provo to get instructions from Prest B Young and the purport was that Gen Johnson had passed through G S L City without hurting a twig, and the troops that were coming had been called to a halt & if they were called Back the people could return to their homes. Exhorted the Brethren to remain quiet and wait for orders
Benediction by Z Coltrin
4 July 1858
Bowery Sunday 10 Oclock A.M. Meeting called to order By Bishop Butler. Singing by the quoir prayer By Phinehas Richards
Bro [blank] gave an account of his mission to England said Brigham had remarked that if the saints done right they would not leave these Valies untill they got ready to go and exhorted the saints to live their religion and enjoy the Spirit of God.
Benediction By Z Coltrin
2 Oclock P.M. meeting called to order by Bishop Butler. Singing by the quoir. Prayer by Dennis Dorrity
Bishop Butler said he had something about our own affairs. Recommended the Brethren to take the dry stock down to the Lake as the Brethren that were there had removed back. Spoke of the destitution of the people as it regards clothing &c and recommended the people to patronize the paper Currency
Benediction by Chas A Davis.
11 July 1858
Bowery Sunday 10 Oclock A.M. meeting called to order By A K Thurber. Singing by the quoir. Prayer by Z Coltrin
Bro Draper spoke of the removal of this people from the north and that now they had permission to return home. Spoke of the necessity of obeying council and inasmuch as we obeyed our leaders all would be well
Benediction by A K Thurber.
2 Oclock P.M. meeting Called to order by A K Thurber. Singing by the quoir. Prayer by Henry Garfield
Bro McNaughton made some remarks on the necessity of Attending meetings also of living up to the light that we have that we may enjoy the Spirit of God.
Benediction By G W Wilkins
Order from headquarters to Stop meetings.